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Acute renal failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3090383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
ARF is a common clinical problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, rapid and accurate diagnosis is imperative. Initial diagnostic strategies should be directed toward distinguishing among prerenal, renal, and postrenal causes of ARF. This can be done by the use of urinary diagnostic indices in concert with radiologic investigation, renal biopsy, and hemodynamic monitoring when appropriate. Treatment of established ARF should be directed toward maintaining fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and controlling complications resulting from retained nitrogenous waste products. This may necessitate the aggressive use of dialysis. As yet, there is no proven means to prevent ARF or alter the course of ARF once it is established.
H L Corwin; J V Bonventre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1037-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Kidney / pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Kidney Failure, Acute* / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  therapy,  urine
Parenteral Nutrition, Total
Renal Dialysis
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 0/Diuretics; 0/Vasodilator Agents

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